Defence

Faking a Killing

The world reacted with horror when it saw a 12-year-old boy shot dead by Israeli soldiers. But the footage, it transpires, told a lie

‘A nuclear Iran is not just Israel’s problem. Stopping its programme is a paramount Western interest’

The MOD: Unfit for Purpose

Standpoint’s source in the UK Ministry of Defence reveals a culture that is actively ‘anti-military’

‘Europeans see Israel as a reminder of the demons of their own past, but it has also been presented as the cause of terrorism’

Put Thumos in Your Tank

The new transatlantic buzzword is actually a very old one — ancient Greek, in fact. Thumos is defined by Robert Kagan as “a spiritedness and ferocity in defence of clan, tribe, city, or state”.

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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